Upcoming Workshops

Our workshops for professionals and students are approved for continuing education credits (CECs) by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation for social workers (LCSW/LSW),  professional / clinical counselors (LCPC/LPC), marriage and family therapists (LMFT) and Family and clinical psychologists.

To register online with a credit card, go to the workshop page listed below, fill out the form and click “Buy Now.” You will be directed to Paypal, a securely hosted site, to process your payment (Paypal account not required). To register by mail or fax, go to the workshop page listed below, print out the brochure and mail completed registration form to 20 N Wacker Drive: Suite 1442, Chicago, IL 60606, OR fax to 312-372-4732. Once we receive your payment, we will send an e-mail confirming your registration, the workshop location, and schedule for the day.


April 13th, 2018 – Half Day Workshop (3 CECs)

Art Nielsen, M.D.

Workshop Flyer

Sexual problems are extremely common in couple therapy. Most couples seeking therapy have diminished or stopped their sexual intimacy. While some identify sexual problems as chief complaints, in most cases sexual concerns emerge in therapy, embedded in other issues. While some sexual problems resolve with overall relationship improvement, others require specific attention. Most clients have trouble talking about their sexual lives, and many therapists are anxious about how to engage such topics.

This workshop will help therapists address the most common sexual issues in couple therapy:

  • The importance of sex and challenges of talking about it
  • Useful questions for a sexual history
  • Diminished or discrepant sexual desire
  • Gender socialization and sexual orientation
  • A partner’s past experience of sexual trauma
  • Sexual script incompatibilities and paraphilias
  • Porn and compulsive sexual behavior
  • How to recharge satisfying sex once other things are better

The workshop is grounded in Dr. Nielsen’s approach to couple therapy, emphasizing interpersonal process and integrating systemic, psychodynamic, and behavioral/educational principles. We will discuss case examples from his extensive practice experience and participants’ case dilemmas.

41thvrIKOML._SX328_BO1,204,203,200_Art Nielsen, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and couple therapist. He is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine; a faculty member of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, where he teaches couple therapy; and on the faculty of CCFH and The Family Institute at Northwestern University. For many years he coordinated a course he developed for Northwestern undergraduates, Marriage 101: Building Loving and Lasting Relationships. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. An author of over 30 papers in the fields of psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and couple therapy, his new book is A Roadmap for Couple Therapy: Integrating Systemic, Psychodynamic and Behavioral Approaches.


Civic Opera Building, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago Loop – 6th Floor Conference Room

Workshop Schedule (3 CECs)                

12:30 – 1:00     Registration

1:00 – 4:00       Workshop

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